21 Feb 2014

‘Better to field Tee Keat’

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20, 2014): Social Care Foundation founder and chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang suggested that MCA field Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat for the Kajang state by-election as the Chinese community still holds the former party president in high regard.

He said the top leaders do not have the guts to set the stage for a battle between two party bosses, China Press reported today.

Phang said since MCA top leaders are afraid to contest against Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, who is tipped to contest the seat, is not exactly popular, only Ong can put up a good fight with Anwar.

He said the by-election is also the best opportunity for deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong to gauge what the Chinese think of his contribution during his tenure as deputy education minister as Kajang is where Chinese education movement Dong Jiao Zong's headquarters is located.

He said he had publicly suggested that Wee should contest the by-election but the latter had been mum about it.

"If Wee is fielded, I will pray for him and lend my support. But if he dares not contest, Ong should be the best choice," said Phang.

Source :  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/963352

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